Archives for October 2013

I’m Still Here!!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick update…….I’m still here!!!

Lately I have had almost no time to make cards/enter challenges or even just be in my craft room. Instead I have been spending time helping my daughter renovate her new house which is fun but does use up most of the time I usually spend crafting!

However yesterday evening I did have a little bit of time to at least sit in my craft room and try some crafting but as is often the case after a lay off nothing seemed to go to plan and I just ended up with 2 half made cards that I do not really like and a messy desk!!…………

Oh Dear……….here it is!!…

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So when the house is finished and I have a little more time I will need to search hard for my mojo and get back to card making. But as we all know the only answer to lost mojo is just to sit down and start creating until little by little it  starts to come back…..I will be looking forward to that!!

Back soon with an actual card!!

Have a good week!

Kathryn x

Birthday Wishes!

Hello all!

I am here today with a quick post featuring a birthday card I made a while ago for a friend.

Here is the card………

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To make this  card I die cut some flags from a favourite paper pad…… Pebbles Family Ties. I then stamped and white embossed my sentiment using another great Paper Smooches sentiment stamp and added a couple of die cut circles with a button to form a focal point. Finally adding bow for a finishing touch!

Supplies: Card – Bazzill Card shoppe Gumball. Paper – Pebbles Family Ties 6×6 pad. Dies – MFT Fishtail Flag Stax  and Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Circles. Stamps – Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler. Ribbon –  Stampin Up Ribbon Originals Mistletoe. Button – from my stash

Have a lovely weekend! I am hoping o get some crafty time this weekend including having a play with some new MFT goodies that arrived this week I’ll be back soon to show you the results!!

Kathryn x

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 134

Hello again!

At last I have had a chance to sit down and create…..It’s been very busy around here no time to escape to my craft room!

Anyway today I have a card for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday # 134. This is the first time I have posted a card for this challenge but I have entered their monthly blog hop a couple of times.

I love  Papertrey Ink products particularly stamps with matching dies and all the colour coordinated products. The Stamper’s Select White Cardstock is simply the best I have used as it is great for card bases stamping and die cutting…….Oh and believe me when I say I have tried quite a few from different companies!!

The only down side for me is as I live in the UK shipping is very expensive but as I love it so much I will probably keep ordering!!

Anyway on to the card!! The technique from this week’s Make it Monday is called repeat and lift and uses ghost stamping to create a halo around a coordinating die cut image. It looks very effective using a word stamp and die (see video here) but I decided to use a coordinating heart stamp and die from  Framed Out #11 to create a sweet luuurve card! Apart from the stamping technique I kept the rest of the card pretty simple just adding a sentiment and button for a finishing touch.

So here is my card………

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Supplies: Card – PTI Stamper’s Select White and Pure Poppy. Stamps and Dies – Framed Out # 11 stamp and die and Signature Greetings Stamp Set. Inks PTI Pure Poppy , Raspberry Fizz and True Black. Button and twine from my stash

Back soon enjoy the rest of the week!

Kathryn x

 

 

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